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  • #16
    Shouldn't PBS or the Learning Channel be carrying the National Spelling Bee?How is spelling a sport?

    My son did very well in our countywide spelling bee contests and finished as the #1 boy. I was as tense during it as I was during his LL All Star games. The word salve tripped him up. It cost him a savings bond.
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    • #17
      Classic Sports Network was much better before it was taken over by ESPN. I think the beginning of the end of ESPN Classic's dealing with baseball in a competant matter was during the 2004 ALCS when they dropped all their scheduled programming to only show Red Sox and Yankees programming. Cinsidering the fact that they kept rerunning about four or five games this seemed to me to be a very bad decision and they don'r seem to have shown much baseball since then.

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      • #18
        Now they even show "Classic Poker" and "Classic Bowling"...nothing against either activity, I can have fun doing either, along with knocking down a few cold ones while I'm at it. But can anyone show me much difference between a bowling match from 1992 or one that is live?

        As for poker, when in the hell did that become a "sport?" Will they next be showing old ladies playing slot machines?
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        • #19
          [QUOTE=64 Will they next be showing old ladies playing slot machines?[/QUOTE]

          I hope they aren't reading this thread.

          Noticed recently that they were showing bowling from 1974 and it appeared that some people in the audience were smoking.

          Occasionally they will have an interesting fight from the 50s but I agree that it's gone downhill.

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          • #20
            I've seen an old Big Red Machine game on ESPN classic.
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            • #21
              Originally posted by DTF955

              However, if there aren't that many games available...well, there should still be some

              ANd hey, if they think black and white would be boring, if they made the colors accurate, I wouldn't even mind watching a colorized version of a game from the 1950s or earlier. It doesn't have to be perfect - it can be fsorta like the way color TV was in the early days, from what I've seen they just couldn't get the contrast right or something in some of those shows from the first year or two of color.)
              It's one thing to try to colorize film. Quite another to colorize kinescopes. And when you consider that the TV cameras were taking shots in less than ideal lighting conditions in an outdoor setting, you will realize that any attempt to colorize old baseball telecasts would be futile and hopeless.

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              • #22
                Good point, I'd forgotten they'd be taken with different technologies.
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                • #23
                  We have ESPN Classic Canada and at first when it originally started broadcasting we'd get alot of baseball. They played the 1992 and 1993 World Series on the 10th anniversary of them happening and then stopped showing baseball all together. But, I've noticed they're showing baseball now, good on them. Alot of people have fond memories of the Jays glory days and even the Expos glory days.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by chiefpaddy
                    I wish they would show the old Home Run derby shows, they were great. And it's always fun to see old Wrigley Field in LA.
                    right before the homerun derby they usually show all of them. im not sure its on classic or 2 though.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by bluejaysfan
                      We have ESPN Classic Canada and at first when it originally started broadcasting we'd get alot of baseball. They played the 1992 and 1993 World Series on the 10th anniversary of them happening and then stopped showing baseball all together. But, I've noticed they're showing baseball now, good on them. Alot of people have fond memories of the Jays glory days and even the Expos glory days.
                      The expos had glory days? hmmm

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                      • #26
                        Thats right, usually during the all-star break they do a marathon of the HR derby shows. They'll probably start showing a good bit of baseball programming in the last week of march, going into opening day.

                        But like someone mentioned before, I'm really tired of seeing last weeks USC football or Duke basketball game on there as an "instant classic"
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                        • #27
                          They showed one today . . .
                          "I became a good pitcher when I stopped trying to make them miss the ball and started trying to make them hit it." - Sandy Koufax.

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                          • #28
                            And I don't even like the bios!

                            Two of the first things I saw on ESPN Classic were a bio of Sandy Koufax and an old 1988 Cubs game... no baseball since.

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by Redondos
                              Even when ESPN Classic showed those baseball games, practically all of them were edited, anyway. I think the final straw for me was when they added that sports ticker. Haven't watched that crap since.

                              If you want pre-1980 baseball broadcasts that are complete, go to my site.
                              How did you get all of these on tape before the vhs vcr was a standard recording device in all of our homes? Did you work for NBC or a NBC affiliate?
                              What video format are these games on? (VHS, DVD, or something else)
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                              • #30
                                They are currently showing the Royals Phillies 1980 World Series game 6.
                                It's a real blast from the past. Disco music, Pete Rose, George Brett, afros, UL Washington
                                with a toothpick, astroturf......
                                :hyper:
                                Last edited by Stray Cat; 05-31-2008, 11:23 AM.

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